The Latin American and Caribbean Historical Ecology Seminars (LACHES) highlight a diverse research field characterized by an ambition to link knowledge about the past to present-day challenges by contributing to debates in natural resource and environmental management, deepening our understanding of resilience and vulnerability, and informing pathways to economic, ecological, and societal sustainability.
October 3 16-18 (Stockholm time) Still open
December 5 16-18 (Stockholm time) Eduardo Neves University of São Paulo (Title to be announced)
Feb 6 16-18 (Stockholm time) José Capril (preliminar, Title to be announced)
August 1 16-17 Dr. Florencio Delgado (Department of Liberal Arts, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)) AND Quirino Olivera (Asociación para la Investigación Científica de la Amazonía de Perú (ASICAMPE)
Anthropogenic Changes in Lowland and Insular Ecuador
Public-Religious Monumental Architecture in the Valley of Marañón, Upper Amazonia of Perú / Arquitectura Monumental de Carácter Público-Religioso en el Valle del Marañón, Alta Amazonia de Perú
6 June 16-18 Elizabeth Graham, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, The Waste of Time and Soil Security. https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/63767034974 Register and get the passcode by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this seminar, Graham share her ideas on the role of the decomposition of the urban and peri-urban built environments in soil formation; on why thinking about waste is more important than thinking about recycling; on the limitations of the Circular Economy; and on how a combination of archaeology and soil science can improve soil security.
4th of April William Balée, Professor of Anthropology Tulane University, Landscape Transformation and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the Neotropics
Since the 1998 publication of William Balée’s edited seminal volume Advances in Historical Ecology, historical ecological research in Latin America and the Caribbean has examined complex socio-ecological interactions and historical trajectories in a wide variety of landscapes. In this seminar on Landscape Transformation and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the Neotropics Bill Balée summarises some of his work on the neotropics. click on the link below to join the filmed seminar.
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The seminar series held the 1st Monday of every 2nd month is sponsored by IHOPE (ihopenet.org) and organized by a planning committee of scholars in Bolivia (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés), Brazil (Universidade de São Paulo), and Sweden (University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University). Drawing on case studies as starting point, these open seminars (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese) will discuss practical challenges and opportunities of historical ecological research, with particular reference to inclusive transdisciplinary research, actionable science, and informing policy.